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Ephesians 6 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Children and Parents
Family Responsibilities; the Christian’s Armor
(Ex. 20:12; Deut. 5:16 )

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:1 - Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:2 - “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise:

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:3 - “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.”[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:4 - And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.
Bondservants and Masters

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:5 - Bondservants, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in sincerity of heart, as to Christ;

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:6 - not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart,

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:7 - with goodwill doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men,

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:8 - knowing that whatever good anyone does, he will receive the same from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free.

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:9 - And you, masters, do the same things to them, giving up threatening, knowing that your own Master also[fn] is in heaven, and there is no partiality with Him.
The Whole Armor of God

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:10 - Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:11 - Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:12 - For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,[fn] against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:13 - Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:14 - Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness,

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:15 - and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:16 - above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:17 - And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:18 - praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:19 - and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel,

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:20 - for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
A Gracious Greeting

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:21 - But that you also may know my affairs and how I am doing, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, will make all things known to you;

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:22 - whom I have sent to you for this very purpose, that you may know our affairs, and that he may comfort your hearts.

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:23 - Peace to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:24 - Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.
NKJV Footnotes
Deuteronomy 5:16
NU-Text reads He who is both their Master and yours.
NU-Text reads rulers of this darkness.
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